Fine motor is the use of a group of small muscles such as fingers and hands that often require precision and coordination by hand, a skill that involves the use of tools to work on an object. The development of fine motor skills aims to stimulate fine motor abilities according to the stage of child development. Origami and Plastisin (wax) is a play media that can improve the smooth motor development of children. The aim of this study was to determine the comparison of effectiveness playing origami and plastisin (wax) to the improvement of fine motor development of preschool children aged 4-5 years.
This study was quasi experimental method with pre-test and post-test without control group design. The sample in this study 40 respondents divided into 20 respondents intervention group 1, 20 respondents intervention group 2 with simple random sampling technique.
The result of this study was mann whitney and wilcoxon test, obtained p value 0.000 (<0,05) there was difference of mean rank result in intervention group 1, intervention group 2, after treatment.
The conclusion of this study, there was comparison of effectiveness of play origami and plastisin (wax) to improvement of fine motor development of preschool age 4-5 years at Kindergarten Aisyiyah Bustanul Athfal 1 Pagatan Kecamatan Kusan Hilir Tanah Bumbu. Suggestions from this study to apply origami and plastisin (wax) as a means of learning and simultaneously for children's play activities that can be used media to stimulate improvement of fine motor development of children.